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DSS-WISE Human Consequence of Dam-Break Floods Module Developed & Available Now!
Monday, February 25, 2019

Decision Support System for Water Infrastructure Security Human Consequence Module (DSS-WISETM HCOM) is an analytical module for automated assessment of the human consequences of dam-break floods. The National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering and University of Mississippi developed the module with funding provided by FEMA through a contract with Argonne National Laboratory.

DSS-WISE™ HCOM uses the results of flood simulation using DSS-WISE™ Lite to provide

maps of:

Flood hazard risk for people caught outdoors and indoors.

Potentially lethal flood zones (PLFZ) for children and adults.

DSS-WISE™ HCOM also provides analysis of People at Risk (PAR) by interfacing the results of flood simulation using DSS-WISE™ Lite with the population data sets:

2010 census block data from U.S. Census Bureau, and

LandScanUSA gridded nighttime and daytime population data from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

DSS-WISE™ HCOM produces a PDF final report, an MS Excel worksheet with tabular data, and a series of geospatial files (raster and polygon shapefiles). These are used for preparedness and emergency response planning, and evacuation planning.

DSS-WISE™ HCOM is accessible 24/7 to registered users from FEMA, federal agencies and state dam safety offices via the web portal DSS-WISE™ Web at https://dsswiseweb.ncche.olemiss.edu/.

For more information on DSS-WISE visit: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/175355 and for additional information on FEMA’s National Dam Safety Program visit: https://www.fema.gov/national-dam-safety-program.






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